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 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 23, 2017 

Lady Longhorn season ends at sub-district

The Kimball Lady Longhorns saw their season come to an end with a loss in the finals of the C2-12 sub-district tournament this past week. After winning 63-34 over Bayard in first round play, the...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 23, 2017 

Kimball boys fall to Mitchell 64-58

The regular season closed out on a losing note for the Kimball High boys as they lost at Mitchell Friday night 64-58. The loss leaves Kimball at 12-9 in the win/loss column heading into this week's...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 23, 2017 

Jock Talk

Mike Daum is making big news again this week and if you haven’t already read, and watched some of the National news stories about his play this past week, you must be hiding out in a cave somewhere. Big Mike, the former Kimball High standout who is...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 16, 2017

Hunter's Hornets Sting Kimball Longhorns 86-41

Hunter Thompson and the Pine Bluffs boys put on a show to behold in winning over Kimball this past week 86-41. The defending state champs, ran their undefeated season record to 18-0 with the win and... Full story

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 16, 2017

Lady Longhorns fall to Hemingford and Hershey

A tough weekend for the Kimball High girls suffering losses to Hemingford and Hershey to leave them at 5-13 heading into the sub-district tournament play. On Friday night on the road at Hemingford, they lost 55-29 and in their final home game of the...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 16, 2017

No state contenders for Kimball wrestlers

No state tournament qualifiers this year for the Kimball High wrestling team despite some outstanding efforts by the Longhorn squad, according to coach Wade Brashear. "The NSAA C-4 District Tournament... Full story

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 16, 2017

Lady Longhorns fall to Pine Bluffs 59-36

The Kimball High Lady Longhorns were just the latest team to suffer a loss to the Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets as the defending Wyoming State Champions remained unbeaten to run their season record to...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 16, 2017

Kimball boys suffer weekend losses

Two more losses over the weekend for the Kimball High Boy's Basketball Team. The Horns lost at Hemingford 55-34 on Friday, and fell to Hershey at home Saturday night 73-44. This leaves Kimball with a...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 16, 2017

Jock Talk

WOW! Hunter Thompson gave basketball fans a look at how a Division One recruit can play the game when his Pine Bluffs boy’s team invaded Kimball this past week and took home an 86-41 victory. It was their 42nd consecutive win by the way, as the...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 9, 2017

Withrow brothers to compete for the same team once again

Kimball senior, Jaden Withrow, signed his letter of intent this past week to play football for the Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers. This means there will be two Withrow brothers on the Tiger roster...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 9, 2017

Kimball wrestlers ready for District

The Kimball High wrestling team closed out the regular season this past week and head to District this weekend in Valentine. The Longhorns had two tournaments this past week, including hosting the 2017 SPVA Tournament on Jan. 31, and then...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 9, 2017

Kimball boys suffer pair of losses at WTC Tourney

The Kimball High boys received the number one seed and a first round bye into the 2017 Western Trails Conference basketball tournament, but along the way they stumbled and suffered a pair of back-to-back defeats to finish a disappointing fourth. In...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 9, 2017

Lady Longhorns lost to Gordon-Rushville in first round play

The Kimball Lady Longhorns lost to Gordon-Rushville 65-49 in first round play of the Western Trails Conference 2017 Basketball Tournament and failed to advance into additional play at Cougar Palace. The Kimball ladies were the lower seeded team and...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 9, 2017

Kimball Junior High boys season underway

The Kimball Junior High boy’s basketball season is underway, and coach Dane Wurdeman says, “Our numbers are low this season but we like the group of young men we are working with.” Kimball opened with Burns on Jan. 17 with the eighth grade...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 9, 2017

Jock Talk

Other than the fact the Kimball boys were sick, and played sick, at the WTC Conference Tournament this past weekend, I enjoyed a lot of good, and exciting, basketball Friday and Saturday at Cougar Palace in Scottsbluff. I like the atmosphere of...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 2, 2017

Lulf sets school record in win over Bayard

Kimball High senior, Alexis Lulf, set a new school record for 3 point field goals in a game with eight as she scored 28 points and led the Lady Longhorns to a 71-57 win over Bayard this past Monday...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 2, 2017

Kimball boys notch two more weekend wins...now 11-3

The Kimball boys added two more wins to their basketball season to run their record to 11-3 going into this week's play. The Longhorns travelled to Sutherland Friday night and brought home a 60-44...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 2, 2017

Lady Longhorns fall to Sutherland and St. Pats

Coach Chauncey Pedersen got some good play out of his Kimball High Lady Longhorns over the weekend, but no enough to register a win as the Kimball ladies suffered losses to Sutherland on the road...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 2, 2017

Longhorns down Bayard 74-63

In a long awaited make-up game that was postponed from Dec. 17 due to weather, the Kimball High boys won over Bayard Monday night 74-63 in front of the hometown fans. The latest win leaves Kimball at 12-3 on the season heading into this week’s West...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 2, 2017

Junior Varsity boys now 6-2

The Kimball boy's junior varsity team has won their last five games and are now 6-2 on the season. Their win over North Platte St. Pats ranks as the game of the week for Kimball High. On Friday night...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    February 2, 2017

Cluff and Mohr medalists at Mitchell Tournament

Kimball had two medal winners at the tough Mitchell Invitational Wrestling Tournament held this past Saturday. Torrington was the team champion with 160.5 points with Bridgeport runner-up with 139. Kimball finished 11th team wise with 21 points. “T...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 26, 2017

Kimball crowns two champions at Lingle

A very good day on the mats for the Kimball High wrestling team this past weekend as they had five wrestlers place and brought home two first place medals. The usual two-day tournament was shortened...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 26, 2017

Kimball boys runner-up at SPVA tournament

The Kimball High boys played themselves proud in finishing second in the SPVA Conference Basketball Tournament held this past week. After a first round win over Chase County in a game played on...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 26, 2017

Lady Longhorns suffer pair of close losses in SPVA Tournament

Still hurting from the loss of Alex Reader, as they will be the balance of the season, the Kimball High Lady Longhorns suffered a pair of 4 point losses during SPVA Conference Tournament play this past week. In first round play they hosted...

 
 By Tom Southard    Sports    January 26, 2017

Jock Talk

A couple of long road trips to North Platte this past week to cover the SPVA Conference Tournament. Had some fog to battle on the trip home on Thursday but the roads were alright. I saw a lot of good basketball and talked to a lot of old friends. I...

 

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